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City Distribution and Urban Freight Transport

Edited by Cathy Macharis and Sandra Melo

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Abstract: City distribution plays a key role in supporting urban lifestyles, helping to serve and retain industrial and trading activities, and contributing to the competitiveness of regional industry. Despite these positive effects, it also generates negative (economic, environmental and social) impacts on cities worldwide. Relatively little attention has been paid to these issues by researchers and policymakers until recently. The analyses found in City Distribution and Urban Freight Transport aim to improve knowledge in this important area by recognizing and evaluating the problems, with a focus on urban freight transport systems.

Keywords: Environment; Geography; Urban and Regional Studies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
ISBN: 9780857932747
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 City Distribution, a Key Element of the Urban Economy: Guidelines for Practitioners Downloads
Laetitia Dablanc
Ch 2 Urban Freight Transport: The Challenge of Sustainability Downloads
H.J. (Hans) Quak
Ch 3 Characteristics and Typology of Last-mile Logistics from an Innovation Perspective in an Urban Context Downloads
Roel Gevaers, Eddy Van de Voorde and Thierry Vanelslander
Ch 4 Urban Freight Policy Innovation for Rome’s LTZ: A Stakeholder Perspective Downloads
Amanda Stathopoulos, Eva Valeri, Edoardo Marcucci, Edourdo Marcucci, Valerio Gatti and Agostino Nuzzolo
Ch 5 Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis: A Case Study on Night-time Delivery for Urban Distribution Downloads
Cathy Macharis, Ellen Van Hoeck, Sara Verlinde, Wanda Debauche and Frank Witlox
Ch 6 Definition of a Set of Indicators to Evaluate the Performance of Urban Goods Distribution Initiatives Downloads
Sandra Melo and Álvaro Costa
Ch 7 City Logistics in Italy: Success Factors and Environmental Performance Downloads
Carlo Vaghi and Marco Percoco
Ch 8 Transport of Goods to and from the Center of Brussels: Using the Port to Improve Sustainability Downloads
Tom van Lier and Cathy Macharis
Ch 9 Optimization of Urban Deliveries: Evaluating a Courier, Express and Parcel Services Pilot Project in Berlin Downloads
Julius Menge and Paul Hebes
Ch 10 The Use of Rail Transport as Part of the Supply Chain in an Urban Logistics Context Downloads
Jochen Maes and Thierry Vanelslander
Ch 11 Evaluation of Urban Goods Distribution Initiatives: An Empirical Overview in the Portuguese Context Downloads
Sandra Melo

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